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#497955 - 11/18/07 07:09 PM Tasco Scopes??
TTU97
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I've got a Tasco scope on my both my muzzleloader and my rifle. I sighted both in a few months ago...taking many shots with each. I had not shot them since.

I missed two does during muzzle loader. I came out and checked my gun and I was shooting about 4 inches to the right. This morning I shot at a spike with my rifle and missed it. I came out and it was shooting about 3 inches to the right also!!

Anyone ever heard of anything like this? The guns lay on their sides in the closet. Are these just cheap scopes or could there be another reason? Thanks

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#497987 - 11/18/07 07:21 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: TTU97]
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Unfortunately they are just cheap scopes. With a scope, you get what you pay for. You might try Nikon Prostaff scopes.
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#498014 - 11/18/07 07:38 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: BucknBass]
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you man trashco? \:D
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#498052 - 11/18/07 07:59 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: Buckblaster]
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tasco is a cheap brand, just shooting the gun will make it venture off, take bucknbass info, you want regret it
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#498084 - 11/18/07 08:19 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: KANATI McD]
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yep they're right,leupold,nikon,burris,etc are the way to go
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#498104 - 11/18/07 08:32 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: majg1234]
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They are cheap, but I will have to say that I have had them on my rifle, and still have one on my ml, and they have never lost zero. I have never had any problems with them and they have done their job for me, so IMO, they are just as good as any of the others, and yes I have used others that were more expensive and of better quality, but as long as they hold zero and allow enough light in, I would use a cardboard papertowel roll with dental floss crosshairs. Tasco is no longer in business.
you still should have hit the deer if it was shooting 3" to the left, unless you were neck/head shooting. I am not doubting that the scope was off, I am just saying that 3" is not that big of a deal on a whitetail, unless it was a pretty good poke.

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#498162 - 11/18/07 09:00 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: Darkthirty II]
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Nikon pro staff ,really like these scopes.Good value for the money they cost.
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#498443 - 11/19/07 01:40 AM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: bighead 1]
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i think some of the older tasco scopes are better than the newer ones. my grandad had an old tasco 4x32 on my .243 when he gave it to me and that sucker got abused at it always held zero. that thing is prob at LEAST 20 years old though i wouldnt doubt older..but over all, im not a tasco fan..
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#498677 - 11/19/07 07:52 AM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: kmac29]
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ya get what ya pay for ........
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#499509 - 11/19/07 05:20 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: renegade50]
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3 or 4 inches shouldnt equate to a clean miss unless your distances were long. A perfect example of a reason to get a good scope.
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#499645 - 11/19/07 06:37 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
3 or 4 inches shouldnt equate to a clean miss unless your distances were long. A perfect example of a reason to get a good scope.


Good point,however brush,small limbs and trees coulds have got the bullets or deflected them. ;\)
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#500088 - 11/19/07 10:40 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: Darkthirty II]
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 Originally Posted By: Darkthirty II
They are cheap, but I will have to say that I have had them on my rifle, and still have one on my ml, and they have never lost zero. I have never had any problems with them and they have done their job for me, so IMO, they are just as good as any of the others, and yes I have used others that were more expensive and of better quality, but as long as they hold zero and allow enough light in, I would use a cardboard papertowel roll with dental floss crosshairs. Tasco is no longer in business.
you still should have hit the deer if it was shooting 3" to the left, unless you were neck/head shooting. I am not doubting that the scope was off, I am just saying that 3" is not that big of a deal on a whitetail, unless it was a pretty good poke.
Ditto, but what is this sighted in a "few months ago" deal? I have always sighted my guns in a day or so before I plan to hunt with them, just to be certain that they are hitting where I hold. Bad things can happen between "a few months ago" and opening day. IMO, after many years of experience, it is almost always the shooter that causes a miss and not the equipment. If you are going to pitch "those old cheap Tascos" send em to me. LOL
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#500687 - 11/20/07 12:57 PM Re: Tasco Scopes?? [Re: TTU97]
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